Norwalk councilman sends racist email

Bob Carleton said it was meant as a joke.
Andy Ouriel
Jan 4, 2014

A Norwalk city councilman acknowledged Friday sending a racist and sexist email to various people.

Robert Carleton told the Register, who independently obtained a copy of the email, that the message he sent was humorous.

Below is the copy of the email he sent out.

Pick up Saturday’s Register for more on this story, including Carleton’s comments.

Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 5:08 PM
To: wheddles; Bill Kaminski; Larry Waaland; Cheryl/Rich; Ron Myers; Ron Howell; Zach Jamison; Mark Zeeb; mark johnson; Jimmy D;; Mark Schloemer; G. Stuart O&#39,Hara, Jr.; Brooks Hartmann; Kevin Brownell; Mason Krebs; Steve Carleton; Deb Scheiber; dustan badovick; amanda uther; Matt Dysard
Subject: Spelling Bee Champ
My name be Eboneesha Hernandez, a African-Hispanic-American Girl who jus got a award for bein the bess speler in class. I gots a 47% on the spelin text and 38 points for being black, 10 points for not bringin drugs to class, 10 points for not bringin guns to class, and 15 points for not getting pregnut during the cemester. It be hard to beat a score of 120%.
White dude sit nex to me is McGee from Jaxon Mizipy. He got a 94% on the text but no extra points on acount of he have the same skin color as the opressirs of 150 years ago. Granny ax me to thank all dimocrafts and liberuls for suportin afermative axion. You be showin da way to true eqwallity.
I be gittin in medical skool nex an mabe I be yo doctor since Barrac takn over da healfcare in dis contry.


From the Grave

And BTW, the spam filter is ruining the comment section of the SR.

From the Grave

This email might in fact represent the intelligence level of the sender perfectly. I mean, why would it not occur to this dude that he can't send out email like this, unless he's, not too smart.


Wrong! A stupid person wrote it!

bondgirlM I a racist if I laughed?

From the Grave

What do you think? Do you feel hatred toward a particular race when your read this?

Fibber Mcgee

It's not funny, just stupid... Bob if your trying to be funny, find one that is at least a bit humorous. Just say your sorry at the next council meeting and everything will be fine.?

From the Grave

Never say you're sorry...


News Alert:

SR Publishes Racist Email.

The MAJOR irony and hypocrisy is that the SR used to delete posts with content similar to the above and now they publish them as news. Lol

IMO, the only “crimes” that were committed were Mr. Carlton forwarding it and someone on his address list snitching on him.

Mr. Carlton may want to pare his email address list.

In every joke, there is a ring of truth otherwise it is not funny.

The joke, is OLD and too long.


Where's the truth?


Re: "Where's the truth?"

"Ring" of truth.

If it were Joe Bob the "hillbilly," would it still be offensive?

In the Brave New World of the progressive-socialists, poor taste has been criminalized.


Yes, it would still be offensive. No crime here. Stupid joke. Who really talks like that?


The difference here is that the email wasn't sent anonymously, and that it was sent by a public official to other public officials. Sorry, but as others have noted above, only a racist could find a way to condone Carlson's email. You could get away with that in 1955, but not in 2014.


Re: "You could get away with that in 1955, but not in 2014."

FYI: There was no email in 1955.

Regardless, forwarding jokes is old school.

Darwin's choice

Kinda like the liar in chief "you can keep....."

But that's acceptable to you jackwagon.


Study the 1st amendment and respect his rights, even though in poor taste. Politically correctness is not the law of the land.


Now, let's make sure we don't offend anyone by sending Polish jokes, blonde jokes, fat jokes, religious jokes, etc. In other words Americans,,,,don't laugh. Everyone needs to get over themselves and lighten up.

Simple Enough II

Well did anyone become offended when the MSNBC folks make their jokes and comments about the Romney family photo? Remember there are 2 sides to a coin.


Yes and his name is Don Lemon a black gay anchor for CNN. And the MSNBC anchor apologized on TV. Did anybody on false news apologize for making jokes about Obama family of course not.

Simple Enough II

What jokes di Fox News make? So the Commander on Vacation and his wife are offlimits? Get real, like anyone cut GW nd his wife slack or their children......


So false news hasn't made jokes about his wife and kids. Didnt false news make a joke about killing obama. So Romney is off limits and any republican is off limits. But false news. Now you get real. Guess there are two sides when it comes to you. Minorities and then anybody else that's not. Well that's false news view point so I guess its yours to. By the way v


I've read this and read it again. I'm not entirely sure where the racist part is. The joke doesn't use derogatory names to describe the ethnicity of anyone. The rest of the joke is funny because it has a hint of truth to how kids, and some a little older, talk and spell. Nothing offensive in there IMO, not anything newsworthy anyhow


There is nobody that talks like this. You watch to many movies.

Simple Enough II

Wrong santown, and I can't even give the example as my reply keeps being identified as "SPAM", HS, they are using a spam filter notification to censure this thread.


Yeah spend 10 minutes at any mall and listen to some of the conversations. Some of the dialogue I don't think is even English.


Look at the ones who are trying to condone they are the ones who whenever someone black is in the news positive or negative they always make a racist comment.


Haha that's hilarious! Honestly, it reminds me of an individual getting an extra 10% on a civil service exam just because they are a minority. "Sorry Mr Smith, even though you got a 93% on your civil service exam for Firefighter, we are awarding the position to this guy because he scored an 85% with a 10% add on because he is from a different race than white. Now THAT is discrimination.

Julie R.

Might have been a joke but the bottom line is --- it could be viewed as racist, which means it was ignorant on Carleton's part to send it to others.

As an afterthought, isn't this sort of like the satire that the police chief in Vermilion wrote?

As an additional afterthought --- some of these so-called professionals out there sure must have a lot of time on their hands!


If u take offense to it there is truth behind it

AJ Oliver

Hey Mr./Ms. Bucknut - Sorry that I was not clear in my post above. I was being critical of those who post here anonymously and bash people, groups or organizations. I was not referring to you. BTW, I'm a vet too. PAX to ya!! Carleton has a right to be racist, but not to be in a position of public trust at the same time. If I lived in Norwalk I would call for his resignation or removal.


@ AJ Oliver thanks for clearing that up. I agree with you and thanks for your service.